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State says gang members can change

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.

January 31, 2014 | | State

Pension measure less likely to make ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A measure aimed at controlling public pension costs in California is less likely to make it onto the state's November ballot after proponents said they would sue to challenge the ballot language.

January 31, 2014 | | State

Convicted state lawmaker introduces crime bill to reduce gravity of his felonies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state senator convicted of eight felonies this week introduced a bill that would have allowed those in similar circumstances to have their crimes reduced to misdemeanors.

January 31, 2014 | | State

California weighs illegal immigrant license rules

SANTA ANA (AP) - Immigrants who are in the United States illegally are often called "undocumented" despite carrying a long list of papers: passports, consular ID cards, birth certificates from their home countries, and those of their children born here.

January 31, 2014 | | State

California flu deaths jump to 147 surpassing last season’s count

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California health officials said Friday that 147 people in the state have died from the flu this season, surpassing last season's death toll.

January 31, 2014 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - State surveyors checking California's snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.

January 30, 2014 | | State

Brown: Flush less, take shorter showers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown provided some very practical guidance for Californians amid a deepening drought: Take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing teeth, and "don't flush more than you have to."

January 30, 2014 | | State

‘Ghost guns’ face rules under bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require people who assemble homemade guns to register the weapons and acquire serial numbers before they could legally own them.

January 30, 2014 | | State

Ripon council honors pair for service to community & Senior Commission

William (Bill) Hunter and Jake Van Duyn could be seen at many of the community events in Ripon.

January 30, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | State

Report: Caltrans. needs ‘modernizing’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Department of Transportation desperately needs fundamental reforms to help a changing state move people and goods more efficiently, according to a report released Thursday.

January 30, 2014 | | State


uMAN LEADS CHP ON 3.5-HOUR CHASE: STOCKTON (AP) - A man driving a stolen big rig truck in Northern California led the state highway patrol on a 3 ½-hour chase early Thursday before being taken into custody.

January 30, 2014 | | State

State cracks down on computer boot camps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a number of fast-paced, fast-growing computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they started accepting students.

January 30, 2014 | | State

Cal State leader unveils plan to speed graduation

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - California State University's chancellor announced a $50 million plan to increase graduation rates by hiring more advisers and tenure-track faculty and boosting the number of online courses.

January 30, 2014 | | State

Report on killing of teen being sent to DA

SANTA ROSA. (AP) - Investigators have given a Northern California prosecutor their final report on a sheriff deputy fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy carrying a toy rifle.

January 30, 2014 | | State

Much-needed snow bound for parched Sierra

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. (AP) - As much as 2 feet of snow is possible atop the Sierra by Thursday as the first significant storm in nearly two months blows in none too soon for a drought-stricken region where wildfire threats are unseasonably high.

January 29, 2014 | | State

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Flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin ...

November 29, 2015 | | State

Cold air mass brings freeze warnings to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cold air mass over California prompted widespread freeze warnings and watches Friday, raising concerns for crops in the agricultural San Joaquin ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

California reactors face uncertain future

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad ...

November 27, 2015 | | State

Questions about private equity returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Questions of risk and expense have been raised by the revelation that the California Public Employees' Retirement System paid private equity managers ...

November 25, 2015 | | State

Actor Paul Walker’s father sues Porsche over fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.

November 25, 2015 | | State

Casey Kasem’s widow sued for wrongful death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to ...

November 25, 2015 | | State

HP’s last earnings report shows decline

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hewlett-Packard went out with a whimper Tuesday, as the venerable computer-maker issued its final quarterly earnings report as a unified tech conglomerate ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

SAN JOSE. (AP) — San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance t

SAN JOSE. (AP) - San Jose has joined other cities in a program that gives homeless people a chance to staff coffee carts to make money.

November 24, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California remains among a ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

1-pound puppy has tons of problems, but faces them head-on

RANCHO SANTA FE (AP) - A 1-pound puppy named Rocky because he has the heart of a heavyweight needs a special forever home.

November 24, 2015 | | State

Utility gas leak stinks neighorhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

‘King Tides’ hitting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A series of exceptionally high tides began all along the California coast Tuesday, bringing the possibility of minor flooding to low-lying areas ...

November 24, 2015 | | State

Obama warns against overreaction to attacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

As crime rises in Los Angeles, police, community take action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eduardo Rebolledo had just gotten into his pickup truck after work, eager to head home to his two children when a gang ...

November 22, 2015 | | State

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